CEC responded to the call of Khodorkovsky not to allow Putin before the election
The Chairman of the Central election Commission of Russia, Ella Pamfilova said pressure on the CEC open letter of Mikhail Khodorkovsky to the Commission, which urged not to register the candidacy of President Vladimir Putin in the upcoming elections. According to Pamfilova, this is a violation of the Constitution.
“I’m not afraid to take responsibility for their decisions nor before the court of history, nor to anyone else, because it relied on the Constitution, the law, their life principles and beliefs. All the various forms of public pressure on me and my colleagues at the CEC are senseless”, — Pamfilova said at the request of “Vedomosti”.
Earlier, the former head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky urged the CEC to refuse to Vladimir Putin in registration as a presidential candidate.
“In the third term, between 2008 and 2012, it formally replaced Dmitry Medvedev, who for a single day was not a full-fledged leader of the country”, — said in the letter Khodorkovsky. He added that the responsibility “before history court” for the registration of Putin will be on Pamfilova.